Articles of Miguel Diaz Canel

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First draft of proposed new Constitution progressing

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Progress is being made by the commission charged with writing the first draft of a new Constitution, headed by its president, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. During this past week, June 10-15, wide-ranging and profound discussion has continued among commission members, with the goal of putting a document into the hands of the people that will strengthen the Revolution.

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Cuban President reviews foreign investment and exports

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FOREIGN investment is fundamental to the national economy’s growth and development. We must be audacious and creative in the way we direct it, so we can advance projects designed to include participation of foreign capital. Likewise, increasing exports is of vital importance to acquire the financial resources the country needs for economic development, while replacing imports with domestic products continues as a priority.

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Our conquests codified in a single document

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More than just words, ideas, and principles written on a few pieces of paper, even its definition as the Fundamental Law of Our Republic fails to capture the significance of the 137 articles which make up Cuba’s Magna Carta, because to speak of the Constitution is to speak of the State, equality, rights, democracy, social justice, respect for the full dignity of all humans…

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Raúl: Unity is our principal weapon

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The Communist Party of Cuba’s first secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, addressed members of the Central Committee Secretariat; first secretaries of municipal and provincial committees; other auxiliary functionaries; and representatives of mass organizations and the Young Communists League, at the conclusion of a three-day meeting held at the Party’s Ñico López cadre school, in Havana.

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A country that advances based on its roots

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The modification of a country’s Constitution entails the subsequent revision of its entire legal system and constitutes one of the most significant processes for its future, due to its scope and complexity. Hence the importance of the approval June 2 by deputies of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) of the beginning of the constitutional reform process,

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Díaz-Canel receives U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday June 4, received U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive Eric Emerson Schmidt. During the meeting, the three discussed the state of bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States, as well as possible cooperative efforts of mutual interest. Accompanying the distinguished guests was the U.S. chargé de affaires

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Commission working on Constitutional reform holds initial sessions

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Early yesterday morning, June 3, the National Assembly commission of deputies charged with drafting and presenting Constitutional reform proposals held its first session at the Palacio de la Revolución. With Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, chairing the meeting as president of the commission, members began their work hearing reports on studies previously carried out.

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Why did Díaz-Canel make his first state visit as President to Venezuela?

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana

Nicolás Maduro was the first head of state to visit Cuba last April 21, after the election of a new President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in an expression of the continuation of the Cuban Revolution. At that time the Venezuelan leader said that he had come to Cuba to renew hopes, dreams, and look to the future, toward greater economic integration and the strengthening of continental unity.

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You can count on Cuba, today and always

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With pride and reverence I begin to speak, as Martí said. I do so aware that, having been judged worthy of the Order of the Liberators of Venezuela, it is to Cuba, to Cuban men and women, to whom this immense honor is conferred.

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Council of Ministers reviews Cuban economy

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On May 29, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, chaired a Council of Ministers meeting during which the performance of the national economy through April, and guidelines for the 2019 Economic Plan and State Budget were reviewed. The agenda also included issues linked to administrative corruption and the economic potential of the Union of Military Industries.